Lindork’s Lists #88 – Fry bread, sustainability BINGO, spooky activities and more!

Lindork’s Lists #88 – Fry Bread, Sustainability BINGO, Spooky Activities And More!

Newsletter for Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2021

Things to Do This Week

Please wear a mask indoors and in crowded spaces. Sanitize regularly, keep a distance, stay home if sick, read up on the latest restrictions, get vaccinated, and stay safe.

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Things to do this week: rug workshop, an Instagrammable art exhibit, Let’s Dandiya outdoor event, Halloween activities and more!
  • Happy Halloween!

  • Take part in Let’s Dandiya (Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Ave)

    • The University of Alberta’s Diverse Ethnic Society of Individuals Students’ Association (UDESI) is hosting an event on the evening of Sat, Oct. 30 called Let’s Dandiya—an outdoor evening full of dance and music. A ticket includes your entry, kulfi (a dessert), and live entertainment / performances. You can also purchase additional food.

  • Watch ‘Little Women’ the musical at Maclab Centre (4308 50 St. Leduc / online)

    • Edmonton’s Opera Nuova presents ‘Little Women’ the musical this Oct. 29-31. “With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.” You can get tickets for the in-person show or watch the livestream.

  • Learn how to make a rag rug (ACUA, 9534 87 St.)

    • Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts is putting on a ‘Rag Rug’ Workshop on Oct 30. Learn how to turn your old t-shirts and fabric scraps into a rug! Bring with you any old sheets, pillowcases and anything cotton thats easy to tear into strips (no knit material). Choose a colour scheme, or make a multicoloured rug.

  • Check out ROYGBIV at Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)

    • I recently visited the ROYGBIV exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta and loved it! The exhibit explores how colour can alter mood, change behaviour, or simply transform space. Really fun photos, and there’s a cool, tactile room that I think kids will love too if you want a family date. It’s here til Jan 2, 2022. Check out current exhibits.

Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week

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Eats to consider this week: cinnamon fry bread, Thai dumplings, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and more!

Many restaurants have now implemented Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program (show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to dine-in). Please be prepared to show ID / proof of vaccination when dining in (and check which restaurants are in the program or which are just doing take-out before you decide where to go). Please safely support local!

  • Try the Cinnamon Fry Bread at The Hallway Cafe (1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)

    • My friend Sharon and I grabbed some food to go from The Hallway Cafe at City Hall this week, and had a picnic out at Churchill Square (weather is getting chillier but we were seated RIGHT in the sun so it felt like summer still!) The Hallway Cafe is a great concept restaurant because all food is cooked by e4c youth. I like the basil bird pizza and their cinnamon fry bread was great too! Check my old 2018 blog about it.

  • Eat dumplings and Tom Yum Soup from Boualouang (10569 97 St.)

    • I recently visited Boualouang Laos & Thai restaurant in Chinatown and really enjoyed my tom yum soup and dumplings and Mike loved his meat salad (lol I forgot to check the name of what he ordered so I can’t tell you much more than that). Support Chinatown businesses!

  • Try Vietnamese sandwiches at BMZ in Sherwood Park (140 Athabascan Ave)

    • Thanks to Erin for suggesting you check out BMZ Banh Mi Zon Vietnamese Sandwiches in Sherwood Park. “5 star Customer Service, Food and Price,” Erin says. From the BMZ website: “At Banh mi Zon, our fresh take on Vietnamese is to make it quick and healthy. Everything is prepared fresh, fast and to order. We have a thorough understanding of dietary restrictions: vegetarians, vegans, celiacs and people with allergies can dine at BMZ with the confidence that their meal will be prepared according to their needs. We are grateful you would choose BMZ and want to share our food, culture, and hospitality with you.”

  • Dig into all-day breakfast at the Commodore downtown (10712 Jasper Ave.)

    • Thanks to Patti for recommending you dig into all-day breakfast at the Commodore Restaurant in downtown Edmonton! I didn’t realize this old fashioned diner has been serving Edmontonians since 1942, featured by Food Network as one of the ’12 best greasy spoons in Canada’ and named ‘one of the 50 things that define Edmonton’ by the Edmonton Journal.

  • Plan to pick up an Italian Centre Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

    • Mark your calendars: The Italian Centre’s first-ever Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar is on sale Thursday, Nov. 4 at all of their locations. I’ve been gifted a calendar to help preview it before it goes on sale (will post some teaser content soon!) You can only pick-up in store (100 boxes per store). They cost $49.98 and include 24 mini versions of the Italian Centre’s favourite things. Plan your pick-up!

Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.

Instagrammable Wall of the Week

Email subscribers get my suggestions for Instagrammable Walls each week!!

Small Business Spotlight

Okay this is a non-profit, not a small business, but:

Did you know Edmonton has a Tool Library?

The Edmonton Tool Library is like a book library, but for hand power tools, ensuring affordable access to tools and providing a space to share skills and knowledge while reducing our impact on the environment. They asked if I could highlight what they do, and the contest they’re running from now until Nov. 16, the Edmonton Tool Library is running a BINGO activity to celebrate DIY, repair, and sustainability. Mark off at least five activities in the BINGO card and share on social media for a chance to win prizes from Earth’s General Store and Kind Ice Cream. Learn more.

Watch Episode 6 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 6 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

Every Tuesday I’ll be releasing a new video where I do—something! Ha. I’ll only be posting these videos on YouTube. So please subscribe, and tune in each week as I try new things you might want to try, show you places you might want to visit, and eat food you might want to eat.

Watch Episode 6 – Instagrammable Moon & Back Gallery in Metro Vancouver (Richmond), B.C. and click to subscribe!

This Sunday: Q&A with Lauren Hunter

Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 (Halloween) is local radio host and SONiC 102.9 afternoon announcer Lauren Hunter. (Well-timed as Lauren is well-known for her creative Halloween costumes!)

Q&A with Lauren Hunter
My Q&A with Omar Mouallem went out to paid subscribers first on Sept. 19, 2021.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

“There are some big ‘successes’ I’ve had at SONiC, but there’s some little ones that are meaningful too. I’ve talked about mental health on air and online before, or death of loved ones—and some of the messages that people send to you after you open up about that kind of stuff are so wonderful. Just to connect with others on a deep level about the shared human experience—and to hear from people that THEY feel a little less alone because they know that you’re going through that too—is very meaningful to me.” – Lauren Hunter

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Discount Codes You May Want To Use

I regularly partner with amazing businesses to promote their products or services and love to pass on promos and discount codes for my followers. Here’s a few you might want to use this week:

  • Get up to 75% off your first Fresh Prep meal order using code INFLINDORK21

  • Get 15% off MYLZ Dog Treats using code LINDORK15

  • Get free tire dressing with any wash from Bubbles Car Wash using code BUBBLESLINDORK in October

See more discount codes from great local businesses!

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